Novellettes op. 21
The Novelettes arose at roughly the same time as the Kinderszenen and share the same largely untroubled mood. Writing to Clara Wieck, Schumann could exclaim "I’ve written such a frightful amount of music for you over the past three weeks - pranks, Egmontian tales, family scenes with fathers, a wedding, in short, extremely engaging things." Small wonder that the opus is one of Henle’s best-selling items. This thoroughly revised volume offers not only a newly edited musical text, but a preface with background material on the work’s genesis and a detailed section of editorial notes.